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Arkansas whitewater, Buffalo River

Searcy county, Tyler Bend to Gilbert section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     5.6 miles
  The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so don't forget that many runs in this state are very easy. The beautiful scenery of Arkansas and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. Whitewater paddling here in the Boston Mountains is a great experience. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before
    you come because it is a very popular destination. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The put-in location is a short drive from Harrison, there's a road map further down the page with more info
on that. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. The Tyler Bend to Gilbert section of Buffalo River is 5.6 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Tyler Bend to Gilbert section is just one of them. This stretch has has enough mileage, good for a one day paddling trip. Some people prefer  
whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
You ought to stop at Buck Point when you're here at Buffalo River, and there are plenty of folks from Saint Joe here at Buffalo River. You'll really wish for more hours in a day to enjoy all the amusing stuff in the Boston Mountains. A trip to Goodhue Hollow is always fun, and some interesting geology is available here, Lane Bend is right here. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. If you're here at Buffalo River, checking out Tyler Bend is a must.

Buffalo River, Tyler Bend to Gilbert road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Buffalo River.
 Whitewater Near Buffalo River:
Buffalo River, Searcy County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.6 miles long (Tyler Bend to Gilbert)
Buffalo River, Searcy County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.8 miles long (Gilbert to Maumee)
Buffalo River, Searcy County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.9 miles long (Maumee to Buffalo Point)
Buffalo River, Searcy County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.3 miles long (Woolum to Tyler Bend)
Buffalo River, Marion County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.5 miles long (Buffalo Point to Rush Landing)
Sulphur Creek, Searcy County, 13 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 6 miles long (Southern Fork to Richland Creek)
Buffalo River, Marion County, 15 miles away
      Class I(II) - 24.4 miles long (Rush Landing to Buffalo City)
Bobtail Creek, Searcy County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2.75 miles long (FS 1219A to Richland Creek)
Richland Creek, Searcy County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 8.5 miles long (Richland Creek Campground to NFR 1201)
Little Red River - Archey's Fork, Pope Van Buren County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 20 miles long (Morris Road Bridge to US 65)
 Hotels Near Buffalo River:
His Place Resort, Cotter , 23 miles away
Best Western Hillside Inn, Clinton , 29 miles away
The Queen Anne House Bed And B, Harrison , 29 miles away
Hotel Seville, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Harrison , 29 miles away
The River Rock Hotel And Lake, Mountain Home , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Buffalo River:
Buffalo Camping and Canoeing, Gilbert, 1 miles away
Buffalo National River - Maumee South, Marshall, 8 miles away
Buffalo National River - Woolum, Gilbert, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Buffalo River:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 29 miles away
Bull Shoals State Park, Arkansas , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Buffalo River:
Lost Mine Golf Course, Marshall , 2 miles away
Searcy County Golf Club Ironhead Course, Marshall , 7 miles away

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